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Old 03-21-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Smile Hitch heights

Hi,
We are getting our new trailer next month. (Rockwood 2306). What is the height of the trailer hitch?
J/w what ball we will need.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:43 PM   #2
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you will need a 2 5/16 ball

Did you get the 14" tire option with the double step?
or do you have the standard 13" tires?
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:36 PM   #3
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Yes I got the 14 inch tires.
What is the distance from ground to hitch on your 2306?
Idk what type of ballmount I will need for our Ram 1500 with 20 inch tires.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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I cant help you on the drop hitch you will need since I am lifted on 35" tires - same truck though
I will verify the height after dinner but if I remember correctly it is 20 inches
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Ty! I'm sure the dealer will do it for me, but I always like to be one step ahead ;p and it's a 4 hour drive to get it so I don't want any surprises.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #6
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No worries - I hate surprises as well - am done with dinner so will get you the measurement in a few minutes and get back to you
I remember doing the same thing except I got my measurement the day I ordered it since they had the same unit in stock.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
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here is a close measure since my trailer isnt level but I am taking it out this weekend hopefully so I can get you a better measurement - it is 20 1/2 to 20 3/4
that will atleast give you a good idea for now until I move my trailer onto level ground to get you exact
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aha thanks!!!
btw....whats ur tongue weight? (without murphy bed option)
We dont need the weight distribution hitch, so I'm just goin with the anti sway. (although our ram is supposed to have some kind of anti sway thingy built in.....I guess I should read up on that some more.)
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #9
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What year is your ram?
what engine?
1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

not sure how much the tongue weights but I know it is 318 Dry from factory but trust me when I say this - get the weight distribution hitch - I got the Equalizer 4 point sway and am glad I got one of the best on the market

I am running a 6" lift with two add a leafs and it dropped the back end of my truck a full inch with no weight distribution and that was without the water tank filled - if you fill the fresh water tank full that will add another 200 to 250 pounds.
and then you will have to worry about the black and grey water tanks as well if you dont dump them before you leave the camp ground
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Old 03-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #10
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Well the Ram info stays I dont need a weight distribution hitch if the trailer is under 5000 lbs, and since the GVWR of the trailer is 4700 I think Im safe.
We will see more when we pick it up, althought idk if the dealer will weigh the hitch or not, with full propane tanks a battery that will also add weight to the front end.
Its a 2010, 1500 Laramie with 3.92 and 20 inch tires, rated for 9500 lbs
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